21st Century involves a rapidly changing world filled with challenging new problems as well as exciting new possibilities. 21st century schools recognize the critical need for developing 21st century skills amongst students, through the involvement of teachers. The same is true of the Joint Staff School & College, Chaklala Rawalpindi,where the management has also realized that developing essential skills in students in line with the needs of today and tomorrow is critical. Read More.
This year it was my 16th annual trip to Shalamar Garden with my students. Since our school is in Shalimar Town adjacent to Shalamar Garden, every year we take our students to picnic and the most convenient place is none other than Shalamar Garden. Read More.
Fauji Foundation Education System has been proactively supporting the ICT integrated learning in their school systems. The professional development of the teachers has a very critical role to play as such opportunities enrich their professional capacity. Read More.
When Rubina Fazal, Humera Tatheer and Rizwana Siddiqui from APWA Govt Girls’ College- Karachi were nominated by the City District Government to attend the Intel Teach Program Essentials Course in 2003, little did they realize that it was the beginning of a long term relationship with Intel® Education Initiative - decision which would change the very meaning of Education in Government institutions in Karachi.
Government Colleges in Pakistan have their own challenges and it is considered almost impossible for teachers to practice any progressive methods of teaching, leave alone implementing technology enhanced student centered projects which require students to be at the driving wheel of their own learning. However, these three teachers decided to prove that this assumption false. Equipped with a master trainer’s certificate from Intel Education, they decided to leave no stone unturned until they had created an environment of technology assisted-enquiry based learning in their institution. In 2006 they won a technology Grant by taking part in the Intel Education Contest and submitting a case study which showed that the institution had truly succeeded in integrating technology effectively. Furthermore, all three teachers were the recipients of the Intel Education Awards for Teachers.Read More.
The impact of using ICT in the classroom extends further than pupil achievement and classroom practice. It also benefits teachers' professional identities and the community as a whole. The Intel Teach Program seeks to empower teachers to integrate IT into their classes to make learning interesting for students.
Qurban & Surraiya Educational Trust aims at providing the best quality education at the lowest possible cost. The Qurban & Surraiya Educational Trust School is situated on Walton Road, Lahore and caters for the needs of the local people, of lower or lower middle class income group.Read more.
Most of the students of the four schools under the supervision of Okhai Memon Madressah Association (OMMA) belong to poor families to Kharadar area of Karachi, who are even unable to pay their monthly dues at the school. Okhai Memon Madressah Association working as a Voluntary Social Welfare Agency provides excellent education facilities to these underprivileged students. Students are given fee concessions, some pay even less than fifty percent fee.
OMMA believes in developing and implementing innovative and creative programs. The learning and education is seen as a multidimensional process integrating various sources of learning especially media and technology. OMMA Schools have always been a pioneer in developing programs for enhancing capacity of teachers not only in pedagogy and content, but for using technology as a tool for learning. In the last two years, huge investments have been made to improve the facilities for technology in the schools and for the faculty members. Read more.
Chak Shahzad, a village situated in the suburbs of the capital of Pakistan, Islamabad, situated in Punjab is an area where the concept of computers and technology was practically unheard of. Integrating technology and Project Based Learning with the involvement of students and their parents, with the support of teachers, was a challenging task as awareness about technology was low in the area.
Fauji Foundation Education System realized the importance of integrating information technology in the process of learning for both the teachers and students. The System aims to provide opportunities to its teachers to enhance and facilitate the process of integrating IT in their teaching practices. The year 2002, saw a new beam of light with the introduction of the Intel® Teach Program. With the help of one Master Trainer, the entire staff was trained on the Essentials Course (EC), focusing on integration of ICT in the curriculum. Read more.
Intel® Teach Program arms teachers with knowledge and expertise that helps them prepare their students for a successful life in the real world. The program has resulted in significant improvement in the way teachers teach and students learn.
The following stories were shared by teachers who received training under Intel® Teach:
Durdana Shaheen is a Biology teacher at the Fauji Foundation Model School in Rawalpindi Islamabad. Very recently she realized and learnt how technology is not just the end, but a means to an end. Learn more.
Learn more about how Intel® Teach changed the learning and teaching atmosphere in a government school, when teachers received training on technology integration.
The Aga Khan School, over a period of 5-6 years, has consistently made an effort to bring technology to its students and teachers. Learn how the school has impacted many lives positively.
Learn about a school in the suburb of Islamabad where two teachers are working hard to improve the lives in the community around them.